PICK OF THE DAY – {10-20-2014}

Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph T. Hallinan

Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Averageby Joseph T. Hallinan

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We forget our passwords. We pay too much to go to the gym. We think we’d be happier if we lived in California (we wouldn’t), and we think we should stick with our first answer on tests (we shouldn’t). Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better?

We human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember, and forget, and how this sets us up for wholly irresistible mistakes.

In his quest to understand our imperfections, Hallinan delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics, with forays into aviation, consumer behavior, geography, football, stock picking, and more. He discovers that some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error prone. We learn to move rapidly through the world, quickly recognizing patterns—but overlooking details. Which is why thirteen-year-old boys discover errors that NASA scientists miss—and why you can’t find the beer in your refrigerator.

Why We Make Mistakes
is enlivened by real-life stories—of weathermen whose predictions are uncannily accurate and a witness who sent an innocent man to jail—and offers valuable advice, such as how to remember where you’ve hidden something important. You’ll learn why multitasking is a bad idea, why men make errors women don’t, and why most people think San Diego is west of Reno (it’s not).

Why We Make Mistakes will open your eyes to the reasons behind your mistakes—and have you vowing to do better the next time.

Show Me More:Social Sciences

PICK OF THE DAY – {10-19-2014}

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coralineby Neil Gaiman

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The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

Show Me More:Science Fiction & Fantasy

PICK OF THE DAY {10-18-2014}

Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards

Because She Loves Meby Mark Edwards

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A gripping tale of jealousy, obsession and murder, from the No.1 Bestselling author of The Magpies.

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.

But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth…

Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams – or the woman of his nightmares?

Show Me More:Mystery Thriller & Suspense

PICK OF THE DAY – {10-17-2014}

Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe) by U2

Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)by U2

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MP3 Album

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Original Release Date: October 14, 2014
Label: Interscope
Total Length: 1:34:28
Genres: Rock

PICK OF THE DAY – {10-16-2014}

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

PICK OF THE DAY – {10-15-2014}

The Evil Within

The Evil Within

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Available on all gaming platforms

Pure Survival Horror Returns – Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct a chilling new game wrapped in haunting narrative; Tension and anxiety heighten dramatically as you explore the game’s tortured world
Brutal Traps and Twisted Creatures – Face unthinkable horrors and cruel traps as you struggle to survive against overwhelming odds; Turn evil against itself by using the same diabolical devices against overwhelming deadly creatures
Unknown Threats in an Uncertain World – Mysterious and wicked fears loom ahead in a world that warps and twists around you
The New Face of Horror – Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension

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